One of the highlights of the Italian Study Tour was the steep climb up 414 steps to the Campanile atop Giotto's Tower. Before the climb, the boys engaged in a math lab, using a few instruments to determine the height of the tower.
The reward for the math and the long climb was a spectacular panoramic view of Firenze.
With just one day left to go, it's been a fantastic Study Tour of Rome, Assisi, and Florence. The boys have learned about, sketched and reflected upon myriad Classical and Renaissance works, drawing connections between what they've learned in class and seen in person. The presence of Fourth Headmaster Maiocco (R.I.P.), who originated the Italian Study Tour, was most definitely close to us throughout these past few days.
The trip is one of our graduating class's most memorable signature learning experiences, and we've had a great time.